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Recognizing the Best of the Best!

2021 GCHR Excellence in HR Awards

To support our state agencies' efforts to show appreciation for the outstanding work and initiatives completed by our amazing Human Resource employees.

GCHR created the Excellence in HR Awards program as an additional avenue for rewards & recognition within state government. Each year, we host an awards ceremony during our annual conference as a platform for showcasing talent, ingenuity, and great customer service among our peers.

GCHR Award Winners


Team of the Year Award 

Recognizes an HR team for significant contributions and achievements in human resources management.

Georgia Department of Corrections - HR Operations – Transactions/Benefits Team

Team Members: Estoria Fondren, Noel Berkey, Brittany Devaney, Shandy Evans, Kalee Rider, Jennifer Prickett, Cristina Murray, Jennifer Temple, Latoya Colbert, Megan Geiger, Tina Whiting, Riana Bryner, Natasha White, Sakeitha Johnson, Kerri Downing, Shaina Head, Antoria Pitts, Michelle Woodruff, Ke’Mya Boyd, and Sharon Fryer

Pandemic Proaction Award

Spotlights the proactive efforts of an HR team to ensure continuity of human resources management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Department of Human Services - Office of Human Resources

Team Members: Anne McGowan, Arnita Rainwater, Shaneque Eburne, Jacqueline Paulk, Kelly Sesay and Latonyia Siler

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